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Old November 14, 2012, 07:41 AM
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Default Microsoft Pushing Gamers to Upgrade? DirectX 11.1 to be Windows 8 Exclusive

In a post on the MSDN forums, Microsoft has confirmed that Direct X 11.1 will only be available on the Windows 8 operating system.

Back when Windows 7 was released, gamers were introduced to the wonders of Microsoft’s DirectX 11 API but customers who had previously invested in Windows Vista weren’t left out in the cold. Microsoft committed to and eventually released a DX11 patch for Vista which allowed for complete compatibility with this generation’s latest gaming titles. With the advent of Windows 8, it doesn’t look like that situation will repeat itself.


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Old November 14, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Just gives me another reason to NOT upgrade. I don't like being forced into anything, and with the interface options to boot, I'm not sold on 8.

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Old November 14, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Time to get the US Fed on this. As owner of a Console platform they're in a conflict of interest if it looks like they're attempting to damage the PC gaming experience, and this looks to me to meet the low bar set for previous regulatory attacks on MS.
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Old November 14, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Just gives me another reason to NOT upgrade. I don't like being forced into anything, and with the interface options to boot, I'm not sold on 8.

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Same,stupid windows 8.Anyway i don't have a touchscreen and what would be the advantage for gaming?I don't care let's stay with DirectX 11 hehehe...Anyway i don't think 11.1 will have extreme awesome new features
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Old November 14, 2012, 07:58 AM
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I don't think this will make anyone run out and get win8. I foresee 11.1 being a repeat of 10.1 (low adoption rate). Time will tell.
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No one is going to develop games for dx11.1 then, simple.
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Old November 14, 2012, 08:28 AM
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DX 9 games are still being released (Skyrim, anyone?). So, I don't really see this being a big deal.
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DX 9 games are still being released (Skyrim, anyone?). So, I don't really see this being a big deal.
You don't buy a gtx 660ti or higher to not have the bleeding edge in technology, people will feel compelled by their hardware to switch.
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Old November 14, 2012, 09:11 AM
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You don't buy a gtx 660ti or higher to not have the bleeding edge in technology, people will feel compelled by their hardware to switch.
Clueless and non tech people perhaps. Let's not forgot when nvidia was in nor rush to release dx11 cards if i remember correctly as they felt there was no rush and honestly still isn't.
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Old November 14, 2012, 09:13 AM
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No one is going to develop games for dx11.1 then, simple.
Ding! Agreed.
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